A great achievement: three new cucumber varieties

At De Ruiter, we are very proud to announce the launch of 3 new cucumber varieties in France and the Benelux! Most growers are fully aware of the process of creating a new variety in cucumbers. It requires knowledge, teamwork, patience and many, many years from first trial to your glasshouse. To be able to announce no less than THREE new varieties is truly a great achievement.

In this article, we briefly introduce you to our new cucumbers, and we promise you a festive launch in the weeks to come.

For France: VERTUO*

This spring will be one of many flowers with De Ruiter: with Vertuo, a new cucumber spring variety is coming! Vertuo, formerly known as DRCE9613, offers many great features:

  • High yield potential based on 3 years of trial data
  • A constant weekly yield during the season thanks to a regularly laterals shoots growth 
  • Good behavior against powdery mildew
  • High fruit quality all the season with nice green uniform color 
  • Friendly labor variety

For Benelux: DRCE9605

DRCE9605, is a spring cucumber variety that will make your business bloom. DRCE9605 offers strong vigor, a high yield potential and a good fruit quality and more:

  • High yield potential in kilos and pieces
  • Good fruit color, fruit shape and heavy fruit
  • Vigorous plant with good plant balance
  • Labor friendly due to single fruit per node
  • Suitable for automatic grading due to high % of optimal fruit length

For Benelux and France: DRCE9607

Last but certainly not least: DRCE9607. DRCE9607 is our talented spring cucumber that will easily make it to the end of a long crop. DRCE9607 does not only offer high yield potential and good fruit quality, but this variety has also proven its endurance power:

  • Good crop endurance
  • High yield potential in kilos and pieces
  • Good fruit color and fruit shape
  • Generative variety with medium vigor
  • Suitable for automatic grading due to high % of optimal fruit length


For more information, please contact your account manager.

Plexor (DRCE9605)